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Assignment Module

You can add different types of modules to your learning journey. Think, for instance, of course modules, videos, and downloads. With our paid subscriptions, you can also add the assignment module to your learning journey. This allows you to have learners submit files and initiate interactions. In this article, we'll explain everything you can do with it.

What is an Assignment?

You add an assignment to your learning journey when you want your learners to submit files and/or start interactions. As a trainer or (group) manager, you can assign a score to the submitted files. Additionally, you decide whether it's an individual or a collective assignment.

You add an assignment to your learning journey in the same way you add course modules, for example. You can read this article if you're unsure how to do this.

Below is an example of a collective assignment from the trainer or (group) manager's view.

Customizable According to Your Needs

When adding the assignment to your learning journey, you need to configure a few settings and fill in fields. Let's briefly walk through them below.

Assignment Type: First, choose whether you want to use the assignment individually or as a collective task.

If you choose collective, every participant in your learning journey can upload files and participate in discussions (if enabled).
Opting for an individual assignment means a participant won't see what other participants have submitted. Discussion can only occur between the respective participant and the trainer or (group) manager.

Evaluation with: Select here if you want to attach an evaluation to submitted assignments. This can be a grade between 1 and 10, or 'satisfied' or 'not satisfied'. Of course, it's also possible to not apply any evaluation.

Title & Description: Use the title and description to clearly outline what participants need to do.

Attachment: Here, you can add a file, for example, instructions for your assignment.

Trainers, (group) managers, and participants can upload files: If you want participants to submit a file, tick this option. File submission is an option because you can also use the assignment as a discussion forum. For this, tick the option below.

Trainers, (group) managers, and participants can discuss: If checked, discussions can be initiated. Depending on whether it's a collective or individual assignment, a discussion takes place among all participants or a single participant and the trainer or (group) manager.

Weighting: Set here how much weight the assignment should carry for the overall score of the learning journey. The score a participant has achieved for the entire learning journey can be found under 'participants' in your learning path's administration and under reports.


Both participants and trainers and group managers can receive notifications about the assignment. For example, when a file is submitted or a comment is posted. These notifications are sent via email. Below is an overview of notifications that can be sent:

ActionByNotification to
Assigning a GradeTrainer or group managerParticipant
Uploading a fileParticipant, trainer or group managerParticipant, trainer or group manager
Comment in collective assignmentParticipant, trainer or group managerParticipant, trainer or group manager
Comment in individual assignmentTrainer or group managerParticipant
Opening/closing the assignmentParticipant, trainer or group managerParticipant, trainer or group manager

Note: Notifications are sent only if the 'automated updates' option is enabled in your profile settings

Below is an example of a notification received by a participant:

Turning off Notifications

A trainer/group manager can disable notifications for a specific assignment. You can do this using the bell icon. This way, you're only turning off notifications for yourself.

If it's an individual assignment, click on a participant's name first to find this icon.

Who Has Submitted What?

Especially when you have multiple assignments in your learning journey, it's helpful to quickly see which assignments have been submitted - and which ones haven't. Open your learning journey and click on the 'participants' tab. Then, click on the participant's name > Detail to open an overview. Here, you'll not only see progress on course modules but also progress on all assignments in the learning journey.

If a document has been submitted by the participant or a discussion has been posted regarding the assignment, you'll see a checkmark under these columns. Additionally, you can see if the assignment has already been evaluated and what the current status of the assignment is (open or closed).

Examples of Applications

As you can use the assignment both individually and collectively and also vary in using options to upload files and start discussions, you can use the assignment in many ways.

Therefore, we'll provide you with some application examples. This way, you'll know precisely what you can do with the assignment and maybe gain inspiration for your own learning journey.

Example 1: An Individual Final Assignment

Every year, a group of interns starts within your organization. They use Pluvo during their internship to follow in-depth course modules about the organization and the work. At the end of the internship, they must complete an individual final assignment. They submit this via Pluvo, after which they receive a grade. As a mentor, you want to be able to explain the grade and answer questions about it. This information should only be visible to the respective participant, not all participants.

For this scenario, you can make excellent use of an assignment in Pluvo.
Choose an individual assignment in the assignment type.
Set the 'evaluation with' field to 'grade'.
Enable the options to upload files and start discussions.

As a trainer, you can also add files yourself. This way, you can upload a comprehensive assessment of the submitted document.

Example 2: Initiating a Discussion on the Content of a course Module
You've created a learning journey for people with diabetes. In one of the modules, you provide your participants with advice to better sustain a healthy lifestyle. Knowing that behavioral change is challenging, you want your participants to give each other tips through a discussion forum. This way, they can also learn from each other's experiences.

For this example, you can add an assignment to your learning journey as follows:
Choose a collective assignment in the assignment type.
Choose 'none' in the 'evaluation with' field.
You can disable the option to upload files but enable the option to start discussions.

Example 3: A Collective Assignment

You're a trainer at a cultural center teaching acting to youngsters. There's a physical meeting every week. Before the start of the next meeting, you want the youngsters to collectively perform a piece and film it. They can submit this via Pluvo. You don't feel the need to start discussions because you'll extensively discuss the recordings during the physical meeting. You don't want to assign a grade but only indicate if the youngsters have successfully completed the assignment.

For this example, you can add an assignment to your learning journey as follows:
Choose a collective assignment in the assignment type.
Choose 'Satisfied/Not satisfied' in the 'evaluation with' field.
Enable the option to upload files. Disable the option to start discussions.

The collective assignment can be submitted by one of the youngsters. When you assign an evaluation, it'll be visible to all youngsters in the learning journey, regardless of who ultimately submitted the file.

You can see that the assignment can be applied in various ways. Not sure if the assignment is suitable for your learning query? Feel free to ask one of our e-learning experts via the intercom!

Updated on: 05/04/2024

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